Walker disseminates some of his favorite discussion points from a session he participated in that focused on issues related to planning for transit networks. One of the topics of discussion, the fatal disconnect between urban designers and transit planners, is at the climax of Walker's influential book, Human Transit.
As Walker relates, "Phil Erickson, of Community Design + Architecture, made two of the best points:
To these, Walker adds his own observations that
While he doesn't proffer an easy solution, Walker notes that, "the first step toward overcoming a divide is to really understand why it is so pervasive, and that requires both sides to think about their deep assumptions, and why different assumptions follow from the nature of the other party's work."